• Distilled in a 228-year-old
distillery in Kyushu, Japan
• Made with barley, two special strains of
koji (active yeast culture) and Hita spring water, famous throughout Japan for its purity.
Similar to vodka, but with
half the calories, and with a much more
Smooth and clean, typically sipped
straight or over ice
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“Scotto-san, welcome to Japan. Have Shochu with me.”
I was fortunate to live and work in Japan. I worked for a large Japanese company and I was pretty much the only non-Japanese executive. I was like a mascot…Many of my fellow employees never had much interaction with a gaijin (outsider), and so it was a great learning experience for all.
Most of all, they introduced me to Shochu. I have always thought, probably like my American readers, that sake was the drink of choice, but it’s really a myth, and Shochu is the most popular drink. I think it’s because it’s higher ABV lends itself to mixing and it’s a lot less serious.
I hope you enjoy this hidden treasure from Japan!!